Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PTI ~ Make-It Monday ~ Die Cut Stencils

I'm playing along with this week's Make-It Monday over at Nichole's blog.  Melissa Phillip's has a great video on using your die cuts as stencils.

Here's my card:
I used the same snowflake die that Melissa used in the video 1. because I loved her background and I totally wanted to CASE it and 2.  I couldn't think of another large scale detailed die that I could use.  So my background looks similar to Melissa's and then I used the new Post and Parcel kit to finish off the card.  I'm completely smitten by this sweet set!!  There's a "snow" stamp in the set that you can use to heat emboss with white to make it look like snow on top of the mailbox,  but the first time I saw it in the release, I instantly thought of rust (hence my vintage loving heart).  So I tried making the mailbox look rusty using Canyon Clay and Americana inks instead of white.   


I also have a bonus project to share with you.  I made a wedding themed mailbox card for a wedding that we went to over the weekend. 
The colors were gold and Marine Corps blue.  The groom looked so handsome in his dress blues!  So those are the colors I used to create the mailbox using Gold embossing powder and Enchanted Evening ink.  I also used the leaves and a flower from the Garden Gild Make it Market Mini Kit.  I ran the flower through the xyron and added some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
I stamped the gifts in Enchanted Evening and heat embossed the gold ribbons.  The sentiment is heat embossed as well.  Their monetary gift slipped right under the die cut ribbon.  Betsy truly thinks of every little detail to make these kits so special.

This was the other side of the postage insert.  I left space at the bottom to sign our names.

You can find all the details and Melissa's video HERE

I'm so happy that you stopped by to visit me today. 
 Your comments are always read and so much appreciated.

Blessings ~ Birgit



17 comments:

  1. Birgit, both cards are awesome. Mailboxes seem to be popular right now and your cards are filled with inspirational ideas. I love the colors you used on the wedding one to match the colors of the couple's special day and the rust was a great idea. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  2. These are FANTASTIC! They have stumped me on this Challenge! lol Loving your snowflake background and I see those smaller snowflakes too, which look awesome! Great glittery panel and love that mailbox and letter to Santa--LOVE it all! Your wedding mailbox and card are so beautiful, perfect colors for the happy color I bet they were thrilled and so pleased, surely a forever keepsake! Beautifully crafted!!!

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  3. Wow! What a fab idea to use the mailbox for a wedding card! Thank you for that brilliance. Love the snowflake bg. Your coloring is gorgeous! I'm in love with that set too!

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  4. I am blown away by your mailbox wedding card. What a precious gift! Love the use of a mailbox in your stencil card, too.

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  5. I also was WOWed by the wedding card. The Marine blues look amazing with gold and the glittery flowers. Your snowflake bg card is beautiful too!

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  6. Wow!!!! After seeing your box I cannot wait to make one. I think I almost forgot about that part of the kit, I love the mailbox so much! lol! Love your card with the white mailbox and the Post box set you made is wonderful! I might make after I run errands!

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  7. This is gorgeous and I love the Marine Blue. I like anything with gold and this is no exception.

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  8. the first card is so cute with the pretty flying birds delivering the mail and neat mailbox!! Fun present for the couple, the card is just Beautiful and very classy too!

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  9. Love your pretty card and those beautifully stenciled snowflakes behind the sweet decorated mailbox. :)
    The wedding card is amazing also, Birgit! What a special bonus treat.

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  10. Very clever crafting, Birgit--rust instead of snow--perfect! The wedding card is so unique & gorgeous!

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  11. You have some charming ideas for cards here, and that wedding card is the bomb! I am sorry that I did not get the Post and Parcel kit.

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  12. Oh this mailbox kit is gorgeous, love what you did with it!!

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  13. Your project are so fun! I need to start working on the post and parcel kit too!

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  14. Oh Birgit...I had to chuckle when I read your vintage loving heart part and the "rust" on the mailbox...too funny but oh so perfect on the card! And your background is just lovely! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! :0)

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  15. Two beautiful cards, Birgit. I especially like the wedding card. So creative.

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  16. Ack! All of your amazing projects make me want to pull out my P&P kit and start using it!

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